Up close with the LG 55EC9300 55-inch OLED TV

Read our full LG 55ECC9300  review.

The moment OLED televisions became a reality, we wanted one, but their ultra-premium price points were prohibitive to say the least. Now, LG has a 55-inch OLED TV you can pick up for $3,500 — a far cry from the $15,000 price tag OLED TVs came out with. At that price, we think its harder to come up with reasons not to buy one.

You can imagine, then, that when the LG 55EC9300 arrived in our office, we were pretty excited. Even unboxing the TV garnered oohs and aahs from the office. Then we fired it up, and even the load screen looked good.

It’s not all rainbows and unicorns, though. This TV exposition of motion judder is impossible to look past. And, strangely, it doesn’t seem to be limited to 24 fps content that has to be processed with a 3:2 pulldown processor. We noticed it on several television shows streamed via Netflix. We’ve been looking at top-tier 4K LED/LCD and the best plasmas non-stop for the past 2 months and haven’t seen anything like this before. Without adding in a bit of the dreaded soap-opera effect, there seems to be no fix.

We still have some playing around to do, but we’re a little concerned that LG may have skimped on some processing in order to bring the price point down. And honestly, if that is the case, the tactic may work. Because those not sensitive to judder may never notice it. The picture is just that stunning.